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BIIB057 in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inadequate Response to Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (EMBRACE)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biogen Idec Identifier:
First received: July 19, 2012
Last updated: September 12, 2013
Last verified: October 2012

Phase II study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of BIIB057 in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis who have experienced an Inadequate Response to Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs).

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: BIIB057
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2a, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of BIIB057 in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

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Further study details as provided by Biogen Idec:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects achieving an ACR20 response (ACR20 = American College of Rheumatology 20% response criteria change from baseline) [ Time Frame: Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the safety and tolerability of BIIB057 by measuring the incidence of AEs, SAEs and changes in laboratory test results during the study [ Time Frame: Up to 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Proportion of subjects with 28-joint count Disease Activity Score with C-reactive protein (DAS28-CRP) <3.2, <2.6, and <2.32 [ Time Frame: Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of subjects achieving ACR50 and ACR70 response [ Time Frame: Week 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo + Background Therapy
Background therapy including DMARD(s) approved by protocol
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: BIIB057 Dose 1 + Background Therapy
Background therapy including DMARD(s) approved by protocol
Drug: BIIB057
Experimental: BIIB057 Dose 2 + Background Therapy
Background therapy including DMARD(s) approved by protocol
Drug: BIIB057
Experimental: BIIB057 Dose 3 + Background Therapy
Background therapy including DMARD(s) approved by protocol
Drug: BIIB057


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult onset RA satisfying 2010 Revised ACR Criteria for the Classification of RA with a disease history of at least 6 months
  • Active RA as defined by: at least 4 swollen joints (based on 28-joint count), at least 4 tender joints (based on 28-joint count), and high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) 10mg/L or greater
  • No prior treatment with biologics
  • Receiving a DMARD therapy for at least 3 months, using a regimen that has been stable for at least 28 days prior to screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of inflammatory joint disease other than RA
  • Abnormal chest X-ray consistent with tuberculosis, malignancy, or infection
  • History of malignancy, carcinoma in situ, or high-grade dysplasia
  • History of opportunistic infection, infection requiring treatment, serious local infection, recent fever, active herpes zoster or Epstein-Barr virus, or diagnosis or family history of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
  • Clinically significant cardiac disease
  • Treatment with prednisone >10 mg orally daily
  • Intra-articular steroid injection within 28 days before screening
  • Clinically significant abnormality in hematology or blood chemistry values at screening
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01652937

Canada, Manitoba
Research Site
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3C 3J5
Canada, New Brunswick
Research Site
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada, E2E 4J8
Canada, Ontario
Research Site
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M9W 4L6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biogen Idec
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Biogen Idec Identifier: NCT01652937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 227RA201
Study First Received: July 19, 2012
Last Updated: September 12, 2013
Health Authority: South Africa: Department of Health
Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Biogen Idec:
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Antirheumatic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on February 27, 2015